Endometriosis of the appendix presenting as acute appendicitis

Joon Joon Khoo, M. S.A. Ismail, C. C. Tiu

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Abstract

While endometriosis is fairly common, endometriosis of the appendix is a very rare occurrence. Correct pre-operative diagnosis is uncommon and definitive diagnosis is established by histology of the appendix. We present a case of endometriosis of the appendix that manifested as acute appendicitis in a 40-year-old woman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-436
Number of pages2
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume45
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Appendix
  • Endometriosis

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